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circa 1957 Westinghouse H-612P5

Micro-table radio, thermoplastic cabinet
6 1/16 x 3 1/8 x 1 9/16 inches / 154 x 79 x 40 mm
Five transistors (Texas Instruments, 357, 2x 2N238, 2N252, 2N254), superheterodyne circuit
One tubular 9-volt battery
Made by Westinghouse Electric Corp., Metuchen, New Jersey

One of the first Westinghouse transistor radios produced, along with the 7-transistor H-587P7 / H-617P7 — some of these models may have had production dates beginning in 1956. (Note the "All Transistor" designation on this five-transistor radio's face, always an indicator of a radio with a lower than expected transistor count for its day.)

The cabinet and chassis layout on this H-612P5 are very similar to the 1957 Westinghouse H-653P6 but with a different transistor complement.

Westinghouse H-612P5


Westinghouse H-612P5


inside back cover


Seven-transistor H-587P7A and five-transistor H-612P5


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